12 Tasty Summer Recipes

When the sun is shining and the heat index is rising, a hunger grows for delicious light summer snacks and hearty fresh food straight from the grill. We've collected our most beautiful and delicious summer recipes just for you so you won't get stuck showing up empty-handed to a summer picnic or BBQ. Have fun with these 12 culinary delights that are best enjoyed in the warmer months!

1. Potato Salad Cake With Hot Dogs

Enjoying potato salad and hot dog wieners is a particularly German tradition, especially during the evening meal on Christmas Eve. But everywhere else, it doesn't have to be Christmas for potato salad to be an option. So if you're looking for something a little bit different, this savory cake could be just the thing. Get the recipe here.

2. Strawberry Milkshake

The temperatures are rising, along with the desire for a refreshing way to cool down. Who can resist a yummy strawberry milkshake? This one not only tantalizes the taste buds, but is also a real treat for the eyes! Get the recipe here.

3. Hot Dog Burger

A hot, steamy burger fresh from the grill is the ultimate indulgence. But a warm hot dog, tightly snuggled in a soft bun is just as good. No, a burger is always the better choice. Or wait, is a hot dog better? Oh what the heck, simply combine them both! The hamburger hot dog is sure to satisfy all your grilling needs! Get the recipe here.

4. Picnic Loaf

Fall may be just around the corner, but that doesn't mean you can't plan a few more picnics! With this recipe, there's no longer any need to prepare countless individual sandwiches, but rather one giant loaf that everyone can enjoy. This way, you have more time to let those last sunny rays sink in. Get the recipe here.

5. Frozen Rosé – Raspberry "Frosé"

With this recipe, you can enjoy all the goodness of a fruity, refreshing slushie, but with an added bonus. That's right, this slushie was created especially for adults. So get your raspberries and rosé ready — the evening is warm and waiting for you! Get the recipe here.

6. Rainbow Salad

One easy piece of advice we can follow without fear is to "eat the rainbow." That is, a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, and legumes. It's the easiest way to be sure you're getting enough of all the most beneficial nutrients and fiber. And in the case of this salad, the only thing greater than its accumulated nutritional value is its taste! Get the recipe here.

7. Blackberry Ice Cream in a Lemon Bowl

As summer comes to a close, it's all the more important to soak up those rays, stretch out on the beach, and eat plenty of ice cream. Have you ever tried whipping up your own ice-cold treat? With this recipe, sweet and sour go hand in hand, resulting in summer's prettiest dessert. Get the recipe here.

8. Meaty Barbecue Rolls

Summertime is BBQ time, no question, but if you're looking for something different than the usual steak and hot dogs, why not give these Meaty Barbecue Rolls a try? No messing around trying to cram everything in your burger bun, this pre-prepared hamburger in half a bun has got you covered. Get the recipe here.

9. Big Apple Cocktail

Frank Sinatra once sang about New York City's special brand of magic. A trip to the "city that never sleeps" is quite often an unforgettable one. With this recipe, let the Big Apple come to you! Hey, if you can't be in NYC, at least you can raise your "glass" to it with this delicious cocktail! Get the recipe here.

10. Summer Sandwich Cake

The world has enough sandwich recipes, and they're all pretty straightforward — easy, peasy, boring. This recipe takes the simple sandwich to a new level — Sandwich 2.0, if you will — and was made for the curious ones, the creatives, and the risk takers. How you choose to eat this sandwich-cake hybrid, however, is entirely up to you. Dig in! Get the recipe here.

11. Grilled Steak with Onion Flowers

At the height of the summer, it can sometimes feel like we're surrounded on all sides by wonderful smells, be they from flowers, the sea, sunscreen, or meat cooking on the barbecue. And with this recipe it gets even better, because alongside your hearty grilled steak, the particular aroma of our blooming onion is certainly going to whet your appetite. Get the recipe here.

12. Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream and summertime just go perfectly together. But what about people who are lactose intolerant or suffer from food allergies? Now there's a solution for everyone: a delicious vegan ice cream treat that only requires one ingredient. Yes, you read correctly: only one ingredient, without the addition of milk, sweeteners, or anything else! Get the recipe here.

Now all you have to worry about is which one to try first — mmmm, enjoy!

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